Little Osaka Parcel May Get Apartments

Little Tokyo has seen construction start on a pair of new mixed-use developments within the past year, and now its Westside counterpart wants in on the action. Plans were submitted last week for a 52-apartment development at 1900 Sawtelle Boulevard, located on the northern end of the Japanese-American cultural enclave sometimes referred to as Little Osaka. The apartments would be housed within a five-to-six story building, featuring just under 3,300 square feet of ground floor restaurant space.

Plans Emerge for New Apartments in Little Osaka

West LA’s Sawtelle District, commonly referred to as Little Osaka, may be getting a new residential complex in the near future. Next week, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans for the Notting Hill Apartments, a 52-unit development proposed for the southeast corner of Sawtelle Boulevard and Missouri Avenue. Designed by Newport Beach’s MJS Design Group, the 38,000 square foot building would rise five stories, featuring multiple outdoor common areas and a three level underground parking garage.

Mixed-Use Development to Replace Westside Family YMCA

West Los Angeles’ Sawtelle Corridor has received a new lease on life in recent years, as trendy stores and restaurants have poured into the historic Japanese American enclave. Now, a new development could add extra pedestrian traffic to the busy commercial corridor. According to a recent LADCP case filing, a new mixed-use development is proposed at 1947 Sawtelle Boulevard, with plans calling for 73 apartment units and an unspecified amount of street-level commercial space.

Sawtelle Japantown Getting More Mixed-Use

More development is slated for the freshly rebranded Sawtelle Japantown. According to an early December case filing from the Department of City Planning, a new residential-retail complex is proposed for the corner lot at 1854 South Sawtelle Boulevard. Plans call for a five-story structure, consisting of 23 apartments, two ground-floor live-work units, four above-grade parking levels and two underground parking levels. The new building would replace a century-old bungalow, one of the few remaining single-family dwellings along the bustling commercial corridor.

Upcoming Sawtelle Development Revealed

The following article was co-authored by Rina Yano, editor of the Sawtelle Japantown blog. For more information on Westside real estate and Japanese food and culture, please visit and follower her on Twitter @SawtelleJT. CA Landmark Group (CLG), a Los Angeles-based real estate developer, has purchased the Westside Family YMCA at 1947 Sawtelle Boulevard with the intention of building a residential-retail complex on the site. Plans filed with Department of City Planning call for a five-story structure featuring 73 residential units and 7,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

New Developments Transforming Sawtelle

The following article was co-authored by Rina Yano, editor of the Sawtelle Japantown blog. For more information on Westside real estate and Japanese food and culture, please visit and follow her on Twitter @SawtelleJT. Traveling north on Sawtelle Boulevard in the Sawtelle Japantown, you may notice a new purple and grey apartment complex and several other lots rife with construction activity. The majority of these new developments come from Wellesley Manor, a real estate firm whose other holdings in the neighborhood include Soho Square - a 94-unit mixed-use building built in 2006 - and St.

Renderings Revealed for New Sawtelle Developments

Environmental documents published by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning (LADCP) have provided a first glimpse of two multi-family residential developments planned in the Sawtelle neighborhood. Sawtelle Terraces Sawtelle Terraces, slated for a .29-acre site at 1650-1654 S. Sawtelle Boulevard, would consist of a five-story building featuring 44 market rate apartments and four affordable housing units. Plans call for a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom dwellings. According to renderings from architect Sam Ghanouni call for a 56-foot tall structure clad with cement plaster and dark gray zinc panels.